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starting time:8:00 AM from Civitavecchia
Why rush to your hotel when you can elevate your post-cruise experience with an enchanting journey to Tivoli? As your ship docks in Civitavecchia at the conclusion of your sea voyage, prepare to be whisked away on an immersive adventure that seamlessly weaves together the threads of ancient Rome and the Italian Renaissance.
Our Tivoli Villas Post Cruise Tour is a captivating way to make the most of your debarkation day immersing yourself in the history of Imperial Rome and bask in the eternal beauty of Renaissance Italy. Allow the echoes of the past and the enduring allure of Italian heritage to sweep over your senses.
Located the enchanting countryside, Tivoli unveils its treasures, inviting you to explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each with its own unique appeal: Villa d'Este and Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana).
Your adventure begins as your dedicated Stefano Rome Tours English-speaking driver meets you on the pier next to your ship at 8:00 AM. Your luggage will travel with you stowed in your vehicle's luggage compartment. Relax in the comfort of your deluxe vehicle as you journey through the idyllic Roman countryside en route to Tivoli. Your Tivoli post-cruise tour concludes with your convenient drop-off at your hotel in Rome, ensuring a perfect ending to an unforgettable day.
* DATES on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectable, are NOT AVAILABLE.
* On MONDAYS, Villa d'Este opens for visits at 2 PM (after lunch).
* This tour is NOT offered as a shore excursion from Civitavecchia with a return to the ship due to the long distance to Tivoli.
* Please include in the Special Request box your Drop Off Hotel Name, Address in Rome
Enjoy a visual journey of the beautiful locations on our Tivoli Villas Tour VIDEO:
Explore the magnificent world of Emperor Hadrian as you step into the mesmerizing realm of Villa Adriana, more famously known as Hadrian's Villa. This towering figure in the annals of ancient Rome, born in 76 AD, ascended to the imperial throne during a pivotal era, succeeding the esteemed Emperor Trajan.
Within the opulent mosaic of Hadrian's Villa, meticulously crafted during the 2nd century AD, you'll find a testament to his unparalleled vision and boundless curiosity. Hadrian personally oversaw this sprawling estate, leaving an indelible imprint of his global wanderings.
Within its expansive embrace, you'll discover over 30 remarkable structures, each a testament to the zenith of the empire's influence. Marvel at the grandeur of a palatial residence that once served as the epicenter of imperial power, where emperors made decisions that shaped the destinies of nations.
Take a leisurely stroll through this vast complex where the natural world harmonizes with the grand architecture of Ancient Rome. Experience the tranquility of majestic pools that mirror the azure skies, opulent baths resonating with the echoes of ages past, and theaters that once reverberated with the drama of antiquity.
Stand in reverence before divine temples, where gods and mortals converged in solemn worship. Explore the ruins of grand structures that resonated with the voices of emperors, their influence radiating across the ancient world. Wander through the once grand halls of the Imperial Palace, where corridors resonate with the echoes of history. It is believed that within this sanctuary in Tivoli, Hadrian orchestrated the destiny of the sprawling Roman Empire.
During your exploration, don't overlook the opportunity to visit Canopus, a stunning pool adorned with statues, reminiscent of the Egyptian city that inspired its name. The Three Exedras, an arrangement of three semicircular buildings, once served as spaces for contemplation and philosophical discourse. Indulge in the opulence of Piazza d'Oro, the Golden Square, graced with statues and porticos.
Marvel at the enigmatic Maritime Theatre, an architectural marvel featuring a circular pool surrounded by majestic Doric columns. And, of course, do not miss the thermal baths, where ancient Romans sought rejuvenation and relaxation amidst the opulence of their surroundings.
Despite the relentless passage of time, which has claimed many of the original structures, every corner of Hadrian's Villa conceals delightful treasures, waiting to be unearthed by modern-day explorers like you.
After your visit to Hadrian's Villa, pause for a leisurely lunch and savor a leisurely stroll through the picturesque town of Tivoli, infusing a delightful dose of local charm into your experience.
On Mondays, Villa d'Este opens at 2 PM.
Prepare to be transported to a world of unparalleled architectural opulence and artistic brilliance as you step into the heart of Villa d'Este. This genuine Renaissance marvel, commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito D'Este in the 1550s, is more than a villa, it's a masterpiece for the senses.
The walls themselves, adorned with frescoes that push the boundaries of imagination, serve as a canvas celebrating the genius of the artists who thrived during this illustrious epoch. These frescoes offer a captivating glimpse into a realm where art, culture, and creativity flourished in perfect harmony.
Yet, the true enchantment of Villa d'Este reveals itself as you step into its sumptuous Italian-style garden. Here, you're welcomed by a meticulously orchestrated symphony of fountains, natural grottoes, and expertly crafted stone sculptures. These crystalline pools, gracing the villa's graceful slopes, are not mere decorations; they are reflections of the grandeur and extravagance of the Renaissance.
The charming Fountain of Neptune, one of the most photographed spots for both tourists and locals, adds an extra layer of allure to this already captivating landscape.
Venture further, and you'll encounter a fascinating array of fountains. Among them is the impressive Fontana dell'Ovata, also known as the Fontana di Tivoli. Nearby, the Rometta, often referred to as "Little Rome," features a statue of a deity enthroned, symbolizing the city of Rome itself, with water at the statue's base representing the Tiber River.
As you stroll along the Avenue of the One Hundred Fountains, adorned with eagles, ships, lilies, and obelisks. Don't miss the Dragon Fountain, a striking representation of Hercules' eleventh labor, the defeat of the hundred-headed dragon Ladon. The Este family and Ippolito II held a deep fascination for this demigod, resulting in statues and fountains dedicated to Hercules throughout Villa d'Este.
And let's not overlook the chalice-shaped Fontana del Bicchierone (Fountain of the Great Glass), a creation by the masterful Gian Lorenzo Bernini, or the renowned "musical fountains" – the Fontana della Civetta (Fountain of the Owl) and the Fontana dell'Organo (the Organ Fountain). These fountains produce captivating harmonies as water gracefully dances through them, adding yet another layer of enchantment to your Villa d'Este experience.
Villa d'Este transcends being just a destination; it's a time-traveling odyssey where art, architecture, and nature converge to craft an enduring masterpiece for all to behold.
As your delightful Post-Cruise Tour to Tivoli comes to a close, you'll rejoin your private driver to take you to your hotel in Rome. In the comfort of your deluxe vehicle, you'll journey through the idyllic countryside back to Rome with your camera filled with cherished photos and your heart brimming with indelible memories from your wonderful day in Tivoli.
Payment for this Post Cruise Tivoli Villas Tour can be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey directly to your driver, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you Confirm your Tour.
We kindly ask that cancellations be made at least 7 days in advance so we can rebook your service and your reserved driver does not lose work for that day. We thank you for your cooperation and consideration.
** PREPAID SERVICES can only be Refunded the Net Rate we receive from your prepayment. Net Rate is the actual service price minus the fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card that are not reimbursed to us in case of refunds. We can only refund the portion we receive from the PayPal/CC company.
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For Post Cruise Tours from Civitavecchia, your driver will meet you on the Pier next to your Ship at your tour's scheduled pick-up time holding a sign with the NAME in your reservation.
Do NOT leave the ship area, and do NOT take a shuttle bus outside the port.
Look for your driver in the same area on the Pier as ALL private drivers will be waiting for their clients. After you meet your driver you will be accompanied to your vehicle and your Rome private shore excursion will begin with a leisurely drive from Civitavecchia to Rome.
* This Tivoli Villas tour provides an English-speaking Driver who is NOT a licensed tour guide. Your driver will be happy to provide general touristic information while at the vehicle, but will not be able to accompany you to sightsee away from the vehicle.
Italy laws permit only licensed tour guides to accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. To be compliant with Italy laws, your driver cannot lawfully guide you into the sites, and will be obliged to remain with the vehicle while you SELF-TOUR away from the vehicle.
A Licensed Tour Guide can be booked upon request for an informative private walking tour of Hadrian's Villa at an ADDITIONAL Tour Guide Fee. Tour Guides are paid separately at the end of their tour as they don't work for us. Please inquire via email about private guided tours and fees.